Notiophilus aquaticus (Linnaeus, 1758)
A small ground beetle and very similar to N. biguttatus and others, with huge eyes and a characteristic appearance. N. aquaticus can partly be identified by a combination of black legs and antennae, and is a beetle of open dry habitats. The ones pictured were both found on Budby South Forest in September 2008 and November 2014. Length 4.5-5.5mm.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Notiophilus aquaticus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey).

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Updated January 2022

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